Whenever you cast a spell, you gain 1 life for each spell you've cast this turn.
Pay 50 life: Aetherfux Reservoir deals 50 damage to target creature or player.
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Aetherflux Reservoir Discussion
3 hours ago
I have been getting into cEDH more and was tuning my deck towards a more comprehensive meta rather than just making a fun toying with people deck.
Illusions of Grandeur was good but when I am gaining a bunch of life already it kind of pointless. It only effects one person and most of the time they dont pay and just lose 20 life.
Akroan Horse is another okay option here. I liked it because it instantly goes to another player and saves me mana that way but I found my self wanting other hate cards rather then getting a free give away.
Humble Defector I never put in as I dont want to help out my opponents who then will use it and just give it back. or help themselves more with teh extra draw poer, as I play in a mostly competitive meta it helps infinite combos go faster.
Paradox Haze was in the deck originally. Two zedruu triggers is nice but is not needed in teh build I went for. I have more control over my draw then most zedruu decks with Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top plus a few others.
Bazaar Trader, Vedalken Plotter, Harmless Offering Are all pretty much the same, giving people things and trading things. They are mediocre in the grand scheme of things and when I can replace them with more taxing effects that affect everyone.
Puca's Mischief is a good card but havent had a chance to actually test it yet
Azorius Signet took this out beacuse I wanted room for other things. I found that my mana base is pretty good as is. The only upgrades I would is the OG dual lands and fetches.
Assemble the Legion, Sphere of Safety, Are all good cards, just not in this deck. I dont attack much in the deck and having weenie creatures for 5 mana is not that good. Also with Sphere of safety I am not as worried about people attacking with the life gain. so for 5 mana for a propaganda effect isnt worth it.
Alhammarret's Archive this card would be pretty crazy in a casual arena, but with a meta of combo decks its too slow to get it to work.
Aetherflux Reservoir thic card may get tried sometime but as far as right not it did not make the cut.
Swords to Plowshares I do not run any targetted removal or board wipes except Cyclonic Rift. I usually dont care what creatures others have as I have options for that. IT is a more controlling build. Especially with cards like Humility and Lightmine Field and Silent Arbiter I am fine taking attacks.
Most of teh cards you mentioned were in a my original build of zedruu when I built it as a group hug fun deck that would occasionally win. This deck is by far more consistent and wins demanding by the control I have over the game.
Thank you for your input
5 hours ago
I was in the process of writing a long, comprehensive list of all the reasons why you should be running the following cards, but then my computer crashed and I lost all the text. Instead, I'm just going to say you ought to be running these:
Illusions of Grandeur, Akroan Horse, Humble Defector, Paradox Haze, Bazaar Trader, Vedalken Plotter, Harmless Offering, Puca's Mischief, Statecraft, Steel Golem, Perplexing Chimera, Thought Vessel, Azorius Signet, Alhammarret's Archive, Aetherflux Reservoir, Sphere of Safety, Swords to Plowshares, Assemble the Legion
1 day ago
I like the idea of trying to use the Aetherflux Reservoir but it's almost not worth running in standard unless you have a Death and Taxes style deck. That could be a perfect slot for a kill card or a buff spell. Yahenni's Expertise, Rishkar's Expertise, Fatal Push, Blossoming Defense. Any of those would work well in your deck.
1 day ago
I think you should cut the Soul Sisters. The only real payoffs I can see are Aetherflux Reservoir and Well of Lost Dreams, which doesn't seem like enough to justify the slots. Trostani can already gain you the life you need for those, so I wouldn't bother.
Fertile Ground seems like an odd choice to me. You are a 2 color deck, so having a cantrip that just fixes your mana doesn't seem that great imo. For fixing, I'd run Selesnya Signet, Wildfield Borderpost, Utopia Sprawl or Talisman of Unity instead, since they also ramp you. I'd also cut Mana Bloom. Cryptolith Rite seems better in this deck.Other ramp suggestions: Skyshroud Claim, Nature's Lore, Sol Ring, Avacyn's Pilgrim.
As for lands, it looks like you're on a budget, so I'll keep it simple. Canopy Vista, Command Tower, Sungrass Prairie, Fortified Village, Temple of Plenty, Savannah and Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree are all pretty nice options and easy on the wallet.
Zebra Unicorn too
i'm just going to send you the rest of the cards on facebook, i got bored typing out this entire thi
3 days ago
I was watching someone play this type of deck and they were also playing Baral's Expertise. I think that card is really good because in some scenarios it clears up the board from lethal attackers, or it returns 3 zero drops and plays a free Aetherflux Reservoir. Those are my opinions on the some deck additions.
3 days ago
Have you thought about running a Rattleclaw Mystic over the lotus cobra?
And what are your thoughts on Aetherflux Reservoir? It seems it could be powerful and a win con when set up right
4 days ago
Welcome to the format! Looks pretty good just have a few quick suggestions.
Archangel's Light is probably not a card worth running unless you have life gain synergies. If the reason your life is low is beacuse you've been beaten down by creatures, you would much rather just draw something to deal with the creatures and since it costs so much mana you likely wont be able to do anything else on your turn. On that note Aetherflux Reservoir is the only other card that cares about your life total so unless you want to have a life gain theme i'd cut it. Right now I don't think its reliable enough.
Spot removal is something that i've found to rarely be a bad topdeck. More ofthen then not you'll have something that needs to be taken care of and you could use a few more. Things like Path to Exile, Detention Sphere and Oblivion Ring can help with that.
EDH games tend to go significantly longer than normal games and as a result you can empty your hand and run out of gas. To counteract this you should try to include more card draw spells. Blue Sun's Zenith, Sphinx's Revelation, Fact or Fiction are good options but really anything that draws you 2 cards or more can provide card advantage.
4 days ago
barbatrebb I'm afraid you're right. I was not considering that you're non casting spells with the Brain Freeze copies and such, so cards like Aetherflux Reservoir won't work... I'll change the deck accordingly. Thank you.